Þórr's daughter, Þrúðr, was promised in marriage to Alvíss. Thor was unhappy with the match however, so he devised a plan. He told Alvíss that, because of his small height, he had to prove his wisdom. Alvíss agreed, but Þórr made his tests last until dawn, when Alvíss, because he was a dwarf, was turned to stone on being exposed to the sunlight.
- Alvíssmál, the poem containing most of the information on Alvíss.
|Dvergar||Alvíss • Andvari • Billingr • Brokkr • Dáinn • Durinn • Dúrnir • Dvalinn • Eitri (Sindri) • Fáfnir • Fjalarr and Galarr • Gandálfr • Hreiðmarr • Ívaldasynir • Litr • Mótsognir • Norðri, Suðri, Austri and Vestri • Ótr • Reginn|